Mariemont High School
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Mariemont High School
Mariemont High School
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United States
Coordinates39°8?41.5?N 84°21?51.3?W / 39.144861°N 84.364250°W / 39.144861; -84.364250Coordinates: 39°8?41.5?N 84°21?51.3?W / 39.144861°N 84.364250°W / 39.144861; -84.364250
TypePublic, Coeducational high school
Motto"Work Hard. Create Experiences. Embrace Growth."
OpenedApril 14, 1879 [4]
School districtMariemont City School District
SuperintendentSteven Estepp[1]
PrincipalJames Renner[1]
Teaching staff38.50 (FTE)[2]
Enrollment498 (2018-19)[2]
Student to teacher ratio12.94[2]
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Blue and Gold [1]  
Slogan"Warrior Pride! Warrior Spirit!"
Fight song"Fight, Fight, Fight, for Mariemont!"
Athletics conferenceCincinnati Hills League[1]
Team nameWarriors[1]
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [3]
NewspaperMHS Blueprint
Athletic DirectorTom Nerl[1]
WebsiteOfficial Website

Mariemont High School is a public high school located in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the only high school in the small Mariemont City School District. Mariemont High School is known for its high academic standards, and it has been named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence four separate times: 1984-85, 1988-89, 2001-02, 2004-05. The school was the first to receive this award four times in the state of Ohio and the fourth nationwide.[5]


The school was originally housed in the building that now holds Mariemont Elementary School. In 1970, a new school was constructed, designed by architects Baxter, Hodell, Donnelly and Preston.[6] A large portion of the building featured an open, modular design with hexagonal "pods" with department offices in the center. The pods had no walls or clearly defined borders between classrooms, no hallways, and no windows in class areas. Each pod was described to be equivalent to six standard classrooms.[7] Students were relatively free to move about within the pods. Subjects requiring seclusion, such as music, were in more traditional classrooms.[8]

The open design was soon found to make it difficult for students, with one staff member estimating that 20% of students could not function in the open, self-directed environment. Within a few years, bookcases and partitions were used to break up the pods into classroom-like areas, but in many cases it was still possible to hear adjacent classes.[9][10]

In the 2018 midterm elections, the district passed a controversial levy to renovate half of the school and completely rebuild the other.[11] Many members of the community rejected this proposal, as the measure would greatly raise taxes and incentivize people looking to move into the community to settle in other nearby towns with excellent schools, especially the neighboring Village of Indian Hill. However, the measure did pass and construction began in 2019.

Extra curricular


  • Band
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Concert Choir
  • Chamber Choir
  • Showstoppers (After-school a capella group)

Latin Club

Mariemont High School's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[12] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[13] In 2018, the freshmen Certamen team won the state championships at the intermediate level.[14]


The Mariemont Blueprint (Formerly The Warpath) is Mariemont High School's student newspaper.[15] Students enrolled in the MHS Journalism Class write articles for the paper.


Mariemont is part of the Cincinnati Hills League (CHL). The league consists of other schools from the suburbs of Cincinnati, including Deer Park, Finneytown, Indian Hill, Madeira, Reading, Taylor, and Wyoming. Mariemont offers 24 varsity sports.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships

* Lacrosse state championships won (OHSLA State Champions (Pre-Sanctioning) ).[]
    • Titles won by Plainville High School prior to consolidation into Mariemont district.

Notable alumni

* Did not graduate due to enlistment in U.S Navy


  1. ^ a b c d e f OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on 2010-11-03. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b c "Mariemont High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 16, 2010. Retrieved .
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  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-22. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ McCormick, Virginia Evans, Educational Architecture in Ohio: From One-room Schools and Carnegie Libraries to Community Education Villages, Kent, Ohio: Kent State University, 2001, ISBN 9780873386661, pp. 116, 253.
  7. ^ Gwynn, Susan "Education at work in an open Environment", Council of Educational Facility Planners Journal, June 1975.
  8. ^ Daglesh, Garvin, New ways to Learn, Cincinnati Magazine, March 1971.
  9. ^ Deadrick, Lizzie Architectural Marvel:MHS The Warpath 22 September 2011
  10. ^ Kranz, Cindy "Schools restructure classrooms", Cincinnati Enquirer ; Cincinnati, Ohio [Cincinnati, Ohio]04 Nov 2002: B.1.
  11. ^ "Mariemont school issue carries high stakes". WCPO. 2018-11-03. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "2009 Convention - Club Point Summary" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League. 2009. Retrieved 2009.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Constitution of the Ohio Junior Classical League" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League. March 2008. Retrieved 2009. paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Mariemont Wins!". Twitter. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ MHS Blueprint
  16. ^ Dermer, Shelby (14 November 2020). "High school boys soccer: Mariemont captures DIII state championship with win over Mooney". The Enquirer. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "Girls State Tournament History" (PDF). 2018.
  18. ^ "Boys State Tournament History" (PDF). 2018.
  19. ^ a b OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved .
  20. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Archived from the original on 2007-03-08. Retrieved .
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